Ahmed ElDyasti

Contact Information

(416) 736-2100 ext. 31329

ahmed.eldyasti@lassonde.yorku.ca

Campus Address

BRG 335D 11 Arboretum Ln. York University, Toronto ON M3J 1P3

Biography

Dr. ElDyasti is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Lassonde School of Engineering, York University. Dr. ElDyasti received his B.Sc in Construction & Building Engineering from Arab Academy for Science & Technology & Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt in 2002. He then obtained his M.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering from Arab Academy for Science & Technology & Maritime Transport, Cairo, Egypt in 2006. Dr. ElDyasti holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Environment and Sustainability) from Western University in 2013.

Dr. ElDyasti has received several distinguishing awards, including Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS); Julie Lassonde Scholarship for Green Technologies and Processes; Ross and Jean Clark scholarship; Graduate Thesis Research Award (GTRA); Industrial MITACS accelerated fellowship. He also was recognized in a number of conferences/workshops, including Top Poster in 9th-2012 ANNUAL Earth Day Colloquium; Top Seminar Presentation in 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference (CSChE 2011); Top Seminar Presentation in 4th Particle Technology Research Centre Conference (PTRC-2011); Top Poster in 4thParticle Technology Research Centre Conference (PTRC-2011); Top Academic Presenter in Academic Communication workshop ; Top Seminar Presentation in 3rd Particle Technology Research Centre Conference (PTRC-2010). Dr. ElDyasti is the author of 2 book chapters and more than 25 journal and conference papers

Education
  • Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Environment and Sustainability) from The University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario)
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from Arab Academy for Science & Technology & Maritime Transport (Alexandria, Egypt)
  • B.Sc. in Construction & Building Engineering from Arab Academy for Science & Technology & Maritime Transport (Alexandria, Egypt)
Areas of Expertise/Interest
  • NEW Generation of Wastewater Facility
  • Biological treatment processes for municipal and industrial wastewater
  • Biofilm technologies for wastewater/waste streams
  • Waste-to-Energy (WtoE) processes to transform “energy-consuming treatment processes” into “energy-saving and energy–positive systems” including Biomethane, Biohydrogen, and Biopower
  • Resources/Chemicals recovery from wastewater/waste streams
  • Modeling tools for novel biological biofilm technologies to facilitate designing, scale-up, and troubleshooting
  • Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) emissions from wastewater treatment processes
Recent Publications
  • Eldyasti, A; Nakhla G.; and Zhu, J. 2014. Mitigation of Nitrous 
Oxide (N2O) Emissions from Biological Denitrification Process in Fluidized Bed Bioreactors (FBBRs), Bioresource Technology, 173, 272-283
  • Eldyasti, A; Nakhla G.; and Zhu, J. 2014. Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Emissions from Denitrifying Fluidized Bed Bioreactors (DFBBRs), Journal of Biotechnology, Accepted
  • Eldyasti, A; Nakhla G.; and Zhu, J. 2013. Impact of calcium on Biofilm Morphology, Structure, Detachment and Performance in Denitrifying Fluidized Bed Bioreactors (DFBBRs), Chemical Engineering Journal, 232, 183–195.
  • Elbeshbishy, E., Hafez, H., Eldyasti, A, and Nakhla G. 2013. High-strength organic wastes yield greater hydrogen and methane with ultrasonication, WE&T Magazine, WEF, September 2013, Vol. 25, No.9
  • Eldyasti, A; Nakhla G.; and Zhu, J. 2012. Influence of Particles Properties on Biofilm Structure and Energy Consumption in Denitrifying Fluidized Bed Bioreactors (DFBBRs), Bioresource Technology, 126, 162-171
  • Eldyasti, A; Nakhla G.; and Zhu, J. 2011. Development of a Calibration Protocol and Identification of the Most Sensitive Parameters for the Particulate Biofilm Models Used in Biological Wastewater Treatment, Bioresource Technology, 111, 111–121
  • Eldyasti, A; Andalib, M.; Hafez, H.; Nakhla G.; and Zhu, J. 2011. Comparative Modeling of Biological Nutrient Removal from Landfill Leachate using a Circulating Fluidized Bed Bioreactor (CFBBR), J. of Hazardous Materials, 187 (1-3): 140-149
  • Andalib, M; Eldyasti, A; Nakhla G.; and Zhu, J. 2011. Denitrification: Processes, Regulation and Ecological Significance, Nova Publisher, ISBN: 978-1-61470-879-7.
  • Eldyasti, A; Chowdhury, N.; Nakhla, G.; and Zhu, J. 2010. Biological Nutrient Removal from Leachate Using a Pilot Liquid-Solid Circulating Fluidized Bed Bioreactor (LSCFB). J. of Hazardous Materials. 181 (1-3): 289-297
Research Opportunities

Dr. Eldyasti currently has openings for students pursuing:

  • Master’s
  • PhD

Please contact him for more information on these positions!